The Vancouver Microbrewery Directory


Put quite simply, Metro Vancouver is a craft beer haven. From Mission to Richmond, roadways are teeming with the delivery trucks of local brewers, and brewpubs and social houses are quickly becoming an institution. In the last decade the craft beer culture has exploded and small breweries offer the hoppy beer enthusiast endless varieties to sample. Dedicated and inspired brew masters across the region offer it all, from time honored recipes to one-off experimental batches. In fact, sampling seasonal ales and unique flavors is both great for business and excites passionate beer enthusiasts. Metro Vancouver has a penchant for fusion cuisine, so why shouldn’t its beer be the same? With names as colorful as the communities they are brewed in, craft beer is becoming increasingly niche and personable. But it’s not all fun and games, high quality ingredients and craftsmanship are drawing some serious accolades. Many of the breweries have been met with award winning success, elevating the reputation of the province. Are you thirsty yet? Here are 51 craft brewers in Metro Vancouver to wet your whistle. 

33 Acres Brewing Co.

Address: 15 W 8th Ave., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-620-4589 
Website: 33acresbrewing.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/33AcresBrewing 
Twitter: @33acres

33 Acres Brewing Co.Credit: 33 Acres Brewing Co.

About 33 Acres Brewing Co.

Established in 2013, this is what the brewery has to say for itself: “Our vision was born out of enjoyment for the binding elements of life. The spirit of community sharing – drink, food, conversation, space and ideas. We carry a strong appreciation for the boundless limits created by hard work. We’re influenced by the natural elements of our surroundings, fueled by creative thinking, and driven to make the highest quality product.

“Our space is located in Vancouver, near a synthesis of forest and the Pacific. It’s here we’ve carved out a space to foster collectivity and fine craft beer. We hold that quality product exists in solidarity with working among friends, family and community. This is an inclusive space; we value innovation in both our craft and design. Our common area was created to align these fundamentals with the simple aesthetics of our surrounding environment.”

 

Big Ridge Brewing Co.

Address: 5580 152 St., Surrey 
Phone number: 604-574-2739 
Website: mjg.ca/big-ridge
Facebook: Facebook.com/Big-Ridge-Brewing-Co 
Twitter: @BigRidgeBrewing

Big Ridge Brewing Co.Credit: Big Ridge Brewing Co. 

About Big Ridge Brewing Co.

Established in late 1999, Big Ridge Brewing Co. has been brewing beer solely for consumption on the premises. Each week, the finest lagers and ales are produced in a time-honored, hand-crafted tradition and served fresh. In addition to their flagship brews, the company takes pride in brewing a variety of seasonal and specialty beers. Beer is an excellent compliment to all food and their menu features a selection of comfort food and wok-prepared dishes, chosen to go with the selection of beers available.

 

Big River Brewing Company

Address: 180-14200 Entertainment Blvd., Richmond 
Phone number: TBA
Website: http://www.bigriverbrewingcompany.com/ (Coming soon!)
Facebook: Facebook.com/BigRiverCanada 
Twitter: @BIGRIVER_BC

Big River Brewing CompanyCredit: Big River Brewing Company

About Big River Brewing Company

Big River Brewing Company is currently undergoing an exciting and major revamp of the brewery, beers and restaurant. All of this is happening under the guidance of Brew Master Bill Herdman. Follow their Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates on completion. No doubt Richmond residents and Big River fans are eagerly anticipating their re-opening. 

 

Big Rock Urban Brewery

Address: 310 West 4th Ave., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-708-8311
Website: bigrockurban.com/
Facebookfacebook.com/BigRockUrbanYVR
Twitter: @BigRockUrbanYVR

Big Rock BreweryCredit: Big Rock Brewery

About Big Rock Urban Brewery

As Canada's largest independent craft brewer, Big Rock Urban Brewery has been making premium, all-natural craft beers and ciders since 1985. The company has a brewery in Alberta, as well as this one in BC and their BC brews are locally inspired and crafted using as many Lower Mainland ingredients as possible. Over the years, the company has won numerous awards for their beers:

Traditional Ale

  • Silver medal for an Ale 1997 Australian International Beer Awards
  • Gold medal for Brown Ale 2005 Canadian Brewing Awards

Grasshopper Wheat Ale

  • Best Patio Beer awarded by the National Post in 2006
  • Gold medal winner 2007 Canadian Brewing Awards
  • Gold medal winner 2009 Canadian Brewing Awards

Warthog Ale

  • Bronze medal winner for an Ale 1997 Australian International Beer Awards
  • Winner of Light Ale 1999 Great Canadian Brewing Festival
  • Beer of the Show 1999 Great Canadian Brewing Festival

McNally's Extra

  • World beer expert, Michael Jackson, ranks McNally's a one of his all-time favourite beers. He calls it "as proud an Irish ale as can be found anywhere."

 

Black Kettle Brewing Company

Address: 720 Copping St., North Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-987-9989 
Website: blackkettlebrewing.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/BlackKettleBrewing 
Twitter: @BlackKettleBeer

Black Kettle Brewing CompanyCredit: Black Kettle Brewing Company

About Black Kettle Brewing Company

Black Kettle Brewing Company officially opened on Jan. 17, 2014, by us, Bryan Lockhart and Phil Vandenborre. We have settled locally into the upcoming brewing scene of North Vancouver, tucked in alongside the rail. 

The journey began with us brewing for our buddies many years ago, with the intent to one day open or own a local brewing company. We all know the greatest ideas and the best friendships are formed over beer. In January 2014, we opened with our first pale ale.

We are dedicated to brewing small batches for local customers. For us, it's the spirit of craftsmanship. For you, it's quality beer.

 

Bomber Brewing

Address: 1488 Adanac St., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-428-7457 
Website: bomberbrewing.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/bomberbrewing 
Twitter: @BomberBrewing

Bomber BrewingCredit: Bomber Brewing

About Bomber Brewing

From the company’s site: “I suppose you could say it's a truly Canadian story – hockey, friendship and beer. From the ice rink to the brewery, Bomber Brewing is the shared dream of three friends with a passion for playing hockey and savouring good beer. We drafted a team, combined our skills and in February 2014 we launched one of the newest microbreweries to hit the Vancouver scene.”

 

Brassneck Brewery

Address: 2148 Main St., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-259-7686 
Website: brassneck.ca 
Facebook: N/A 
Twitter: @Brassneckbrew

Brassneck BreweryCredit: Brassneck Brewery

About Brassneck Brewery

Brassneck opened on Oct. 2, 2013. We’re a little neighbourhood brewery with a Growler Shop and Tasting Room servicing the good people of Mount Pleasant and the surrounding area. We like to keep things simple. We just serve the beer we brew and the occasional sausage.

There’s no kitchen here, but we have a roster of food trucks serving goodies just about every night. Order outside and bring it inside to eat.

Our brewing philosophy is also very straightforward. We like to experiment, not take ourselves too seriously and constantly try new things. The result is a busy, ever-changing chalkboard, full of choices showcasing a mixture of tried and true “dangerously drinkable” beers, nano-sized experiments and lesser-known styles from all over Europe and North America.

 

Bridge Brewing Company

Address: 1448 Charlotte Rd., North Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-770-2739 
Website: bridgebrewing.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/BridgeBrewingCompany 
Twitter: @bridgebrewcrew

Bridge Brewing CompanyCredit: Bridge Brewing Company

About Bridge Brewing Company

Since we opened in July 2012, beer lovers in BC have discovered Bridge Brewing’s great-tasting, high-quality craft beer. We began as Vancouver’s first nano-brewery – however, craft fans have voted with their mouths and we’ve been working hard to keep up while remaining focused on brewing our line of top beers. We’ve added to our brewhouse capacity, brought on some help and we’re expanding our brewery to keep up with the demand. We purchase our top quality, fresh grains and hops in small quantities to ensure a consistent product that meets our high standards. We are also good members of the community, striving to be a zero-waste brewery. We can proudly claim to be 99 per cent waste-free.

 

Canuck Empire Brewing 

Address: Abbotsford
Phone: N/A 
Website: canuckempirebrewing.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/CanuckEmpire 
Twitter: @CanuckEmpire

Canuck Empire BrewingCredit: Canuck Empire Brewing

About Canuck Empire Brewing

Canuck Empire Brewing currently contracts out their brewing to Dead Frog in Aldergrove, but the company has plans to open up its own brewery in 2015. Their handcrafted beers can be found in many stores in BC – check out their website and Facebook pages to see where you can pick some up today.

 

Callister Brewing Co.

Address: 1338 Franklin St., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-716-2529 
Website: callisterbrewing.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/callisterbrewing 
Twitter: @callisterbeer

Callister Brewing Co.Credit: Callister Brewing Co.

About Callister Brewing Co.

With plans to open in early 2015, Callister Brewing is an East Vancouver nano-brewery specializing in small batch craft beer. We plan to establish a co-working, collaborative brewery incubator, offering a unique opportunity for brewers to build their own business and develop a market in a commercial brewery space. Callister Brewing will produce a high quality, diverse selection of beer and encourage innovative styles.

 

Central City Brewing Co.

Address: 11411 Bridgeview Dr., Surrey 
Phone number: 604-588-2337 
Website: centralcitybrewing.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/CentralCitybrewing 
Twitter: @CentralCityBrew

Central City Brewing Co.Credit: Central City Brewing Co.

About Central City Brewing Co.

In 2012 and 2010, we were Canada’s Brewery of the Year, and the 2012 World Cup of Beer’s gold and bronze medal winner. Our BC brewery is focused on being the best, not the biggest.

In 2003, we started as Central City Craft Brewpub in Surrey. Our craft beer grew so popular that in 2005 we launched a canning line, enabling us to sell our beers at our own liquor store and beyond. Brewery sales quickly grew as our craft beers continued to win awards, and we achieved great success with the Red Racer beer brand. By 2009, we had reached full capacity at our current BC brewery – a 3,500-square foot space. Our new state-of-the-art 65,000-square foot craft brewery is now open and increases our craft beer brewing capacity to approximately 25,000 hectolitres per year immediately, with expansion to 100,000 hectolitres planned by year five.

Our Red Racer brand has become a cult icon among craft beer enthusiasts. Our flagship Red Racer IPA is available at 156 BC government liquor stores, and all the finest private liquor stores in the province. It’s also available at 230 LCBO outlets in Ontario, and we have agents in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Our craft beers are rated some of the highest in BC and Canada, from experts on sites like BeerAdvocate and RateBeer.

 

Coal Harbour Brewing Company

Address: 1967 Triumph St., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-215-7471 
Website: coalharbourbrewing.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/CoalHarbourBrewing 
Twitter: @CoalHarBrew

Coal Harbour Brewing CompanyCredit: Coal Harbour Brewing Company

About Coal Harbour Brewing Company

Coal Harbour Brewing Company is a production brewery crafting a tight line up of core and seasonal brews, available in government and private liquor stores and on tap all over the Lower Mainland. Whether you’re a lager lover, a yeast beast or a hop goblin, we’ve got you covered. When we’re not brewing beer, we’re talkin’ beer, sampling beer, reading beer, dreaming beer and collecting beer awards.

 

Dageraad Brewing

Address: 114 – 3191 Thunderbird Cr., Burnaby 
Phone number: 604-420-2050 
Website: dageraadbrewing.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/DageraadBrewing 
Twitter: @DageraadBeer

Dageraad BrewingCredit: Dageraad Brewing

About Dageraad Brewing

About: As told by Ben Coli, brewer and owner of Dageraad Brewing: “Dageraad Brewing is named after the Dageraadplaats, a neighbourhood square on the east side of Antwerp, Belgium. The brewery is my effort to transport a small piece of the beer culture I found in that square home to British Columbia.

“About 10 years ago, during a youth well-spent tramping about the world on a budget, I met three Belgians in Laos. We became fast friends. Over the years, I’ve visited them in Antwerp a number of times. Inevitably, at least once each visit we would find ourselves in the Dageraadplaats (“sunrise square” in Flemish) drinking the legendary beers of Belgium.

“Those first encounters with Belgian beers led me to try to brew them myself at home. Gamblers talk about beginners’ luck, because people who are unlucky their first time don’t continue gambling. It’s the same with brewing. My first Belgian-style homebrew was incredible – fruity, spicy, complex, but light and drinkable. I was hooked.

“Interest grew into obsession, and I began a period of intensive study. I went to brewing school. I took two beer sabbaticals to Belgium. I crisscrossed the country, visiting breweries in tiny Flemish villages and in abbeys in the Ardennes. I picked Belgian brewers’ brains to discover what made their beer so amazing. And I returned to the Dageraadplaats again and again.”

Dageraad Brewery beer is sold in restaurants, bars and stores across BC. Visit their website for a list.

 

Dead Frog Brewery

Address: 1 – 27272 Gloucester Way, Aldergrove 
Phone number: 1-888-856-1055 
Website: deadfrog.ca 
Facebook: Facebook.com/deadfrogbrewery 
Twitter: @DeadFrogBrewery

Dead Frog BreweryCredit: Dead Frog Brewery

About Dead Frog Brewery

Dead Frog is an award winning craft brewery that focuses on creating innovative, premium-quality brews. Some of our latest creations include the Session Vienna Lager, the Bold Belgian Pale Ale, the Fearless India Pale Ale and Commander Imperial Stout. For a full list of brews, check out deadfrog.ca/beers.

Dead Frog Brewery beers have taken home many awards: BC Beer Awards silver medal, Canadian Brewing Awards gold medal, Canadian Brewing Awards bronze medal, Canada Cup of Beer Favourite Domestic Lager, Calgary Beerfest Beer of the Show, Calgary Beerfest Lager of the Show.

 

Deep Cove Brewers And Distillers

Address: Unit 170 – 2270 Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-770-1136 
Website: deepcovecraft.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/deepcovebrewersanddistillers 
Twitter: @DeepCoveCraft

Deep Cove Brewers And DistillersCredit: Deep Cove Brewers And Distillers

About Deep Cove Brewers And Distillers

About: Here at Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers, we aim to provide uniquely distinctive flavour profiles using only sustainable Canadian ingredients. We provide an array of unconventional pairings that yield seamless, well-balanced beers. The creation of our Tea Saison incorporates Belgian-style yeast paired with a tropical fusion of Roobios teas. We also brew uncommon, traditional styles of beer that have long been forgotten. It is our goals to not only create the best well-balanced beers we can, but also pay homage to the creative history of the beer itself.

Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers is a local place for the community to get together to have a good time.

The brewery won first place at the British Columbia Beer Awards 2013 with their Wit Wheat Ale, and also took Best In Belgian Class at the Fest Of Ales Award 2014.

 

Doan’s Craft Brewing Company

Address: 1830 Powell St., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-559-0414 
Website: doanscraftbrewing.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/doanscraftbrewing 
Twitter: @DoansCBC

Doan’s Craft Brewing CompanyCredit: Doan’s Craft Brewing Company

About Doan’s Craft Brewing Company

After opening up shop in May of 2015 in Yeast Van, Doan's Craft Brewing Company has been having tons of fun playing with traditional German-style and Pacific Northwest brews.

It's a small neighbourhood brewery with a cozy lounge -nicknamed 'Growler Station' - that serves locally made snacks. Of course they're selected to pair perfectly with the selection of beer at hand. Doan's also provides vegetarian and vegan options for those interested.

The young brewery has caught the attention of the industry, picking up a Rookie of the Year award, while their Rye Stout took 1st place at the 2015 BC Brewery awards. Drop by for a pint and to say Hi

Dockside Brewing Company

Address: 1253 Johnston St., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-685-7079 
Website: docksidevancouver.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/eatDockside 
Twitter: @eatDockside

Dockside Brewing CompanyCredit: Dockside Brewing Company

About Dockside Brewing Company

Dockside Restaurant features incredible and classic food, paired with their handcrafted beers – all while taking in the sights from the waterfront, where Granville Island faces the city.

 

Dogwood Brewing

Address: 8284 Sherbrooke St., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-325-3693 
Website: dogwoodbrew.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/DogwoodBrewing 
Twitter: @DogwoodBrew

Dogwood BrewingCredit: Dogwood Brewing

About Dogwood Brewing

About: Opening in 2015, Dogwood Brewing will be Vancouver’s only organic brewery, with an emphasis on local BC ingredients and sustainable practices. Brewer owned and operated to bring you the best quality and flavours, with four varieties of beer in the works. Continue to check out the brewery’s website and Facebook page for updated information.

 

Four Winds Brewing Company

Address: 4 – 7355 72nd St., Delta 
Phone number: 604-940-9949 
Website: fourwindsbrewing.ca 
Facebook: Facebook.com/FourWindsBrewingCo 
Twitter: @FourWindsBrewCo

Four Winds Brewing CompanyCredit: Four Winds Brewing Company

About Four Winds Brewing Company

Four Winds Brewing Company joined the burgeoning BC craft beer scene and opened their doors to a public thirsty for new local offerings on June 1, 2013. Owned, operated and built from the ground up by the Mills family and friends, we are inspired by the four winds in gathering flavours from around the world to create our unique west coast and European styles. We take great pleasure in the application of new-world innovations, while staying true to old-world techniques. Motivated by the limitless potential of beer, as well as the great brewers who came before us, we aim to craft bold beers with character, depth and balance.

Situated just off the banks of the Fraser River in Delta, our brewery is geared towards bottle and draft production, while our tasting room provides a unique and welcoming atmosphere for craft beer enthusiasts and newcomers alike. In addition to our tasting room, our beers can be found in bars, restaurants and private liquor stores across greater Vancouver and Victoria.

 

Granville Island Brewing

Address: 1441 Cartwright St., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-687-2739 
Website: gib.ca 
Facebook: Facebook.com/granvilleislandbrewing 
Twitter: @GranvilleBeer

Granville Island BrewingCredit: Granville Island Brewing

About Granville Island Brewing

About: In 1984, something happened that forever changed the local beer industry: Granville Island Brewing opened the doors to Canada’s first microbrewery. And in doing so, we opened hearts and minds to a whole new beer drinking experience.

Driven by a firm belief that the west was ready for a premium, natural, unpasteurized beer, Granville Island Brewing introduced locals to our now famous Island Lager.

And it wasn’t long before we were adding more new and unique west coast-inspired craft beers to our line up. In celebration of our heritage, we name each new GIB beer after iconic Vancouver locations that embody the west coast lifestyle.

Over the years, we’ve become more than just the local brewery. We focus much of our sustainability efforts towards ongoing community investment, including sponsorship and charitable support, involvement with local sports teams, community organizations and more. We’re just as proud of that as we are about what we put in our bottles.

Sharing your Granville Island Brewery visit on social media? Use the hashtag #itsgoodtobehere

 

Green Leaf Brewing Co.

Address: 123 Carrie Cates Ct., North Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-984-8409 
Website: greenleafbrew.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/GLbrewery 
Twitter: @greenleafbrew

Green Leaf Brewing Co.Credit: Green Leaf Brewing Co.

About Green Leaf Brewing Co.

Our philosophy at Green Leaf Brewing is to place quality and sustainability before profit or growth for growth’s sake. All of our beers are brewed using carefully selected ingredients, patience and attention to detail, as well as genuine love and respect for the products. In the spirit of craft brewing, we want to brew solid, traditional styles, as well as to push the boundaries of beer as we seek to innovate, explore and discover. Our beers are served in freshly filled growlers, because we believe that freshness is of the utmost importance to your experience of our products.

We are very excited to be opening our brewery in North Vancouver. Our goal is to inspire the Lonsdale Quay community about the wonders of craft beer. In addition to selling the freshest, most delicious beers possible, Green Leaf will also offer in-depth brewery tours and beer-tasting events. We keep the emphasis on our neighbourhood by encouraging the creative use of beer in foods around the Quay and using exclusive, locally farmed ingredients for our special seasonal beers. The possibilities for craft brewing are endless, and it is our aim to demonstrate this not only through the beers we brew, but also with the information and services we provide.

 

Hearthstone Brewery

Address: 1015 Marine Dr., North Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-984-1842 
Website: hearthstonebrewery.ca 
Facebook: Facebook.com/hearthstonebrewery 
Twitter: @hearthstonebeer

Hearthstone BreweryCredit: Hearthstone Brewery

About Hearthstone Brewery

Set to open soon. Mission Springs Brewing owners Brock Rodgers and Ken Brookes acquired the old Red Truck brewing facility last fall, but Hearthstone will be completely independent from its sister brewery.

Brewery operations managers Darren Hollett and George Woods run the brewery. Woods was an assistant brewer at BrewDog in Scotland, where he ran the small-batch experimental brewery for three years. Hollett has been homebrewing for 10 years and worked in sales for Whistler Brewing before becoming a brewer at Mission Springs.

The beer: Opening line up will comprise of a Bohemian Pilsner, California Common, Red Rye Ale, Chocolate Milk Stout, Graham Cracker Ale and, shortly, an American Pale Ale and IPA. Seasonal releases are planned four times a year.

 

Main Street Brewing Company

Address: 261 East 7th Ave., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-336-7711 
Website: mainstreetbeer.ca 
Facebook: Facebook.com/MainStreetBeer 
Twitter: @mainstreetbeer

Main Street Brewing CompanyCredit: Main Street Brewing Company

About Main Street Brewing Company

Main Street Brewing resides in one of Vancouver’s few surviving industrial heritage buildings.

The Vancouver Breweries Garage dates back to 1913 and sits in the historic Brewery Creek district, an area once dominated by tanneries and breweries and which we now proudly call home.

 

Maple Meadows Brewing Company

Address: 22775 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge 
Phone number: 778-239-7946 
Website: N/A 
Facebook: Facebook.com/maplemeadowsbrewery 
Twitter: N/A

Maple Meadows Brewing CompanyCredit: Maple Meadows Brewing Company

About Maple Meadows Brewing Company

With plans to open in late February 2015, Maple Meadows Brewing Company will brew mostly North American styles of beer with the finest ingredients.

 

Mission Springs Brewing Company

Address: 7160 Oliver St., Mission 
Phone number: 604-820-1009 
Website: missionsprings.ca 
Facebook: Facebook.com/MissionSpringsPub 
Twitter: @springspub

Mission Springs Brewing CompanyCredit: Mission Springs Brewing Company

About Mission Springs Brewing Company

Here at the Mission Springs Pub and Restaurant, customers enjoy large-portioned, home-cooked culinary delights, as well as frosty cold ones and in-house brewed craft ales and lagers.

 

Moody Ales

Address: 2601 Murray St., Port Moody 
Phone number: 604-492-3911 
Website: moodyales.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/MoodyAles 
Twitter: @MoodyAles

Moody AlesCredit: Moody Ales

About Moody Ales

Moody Ales is a craft brewery featuring a tasting room and growler fills, as well as a retail and wholesale business. Moody Ales recently introduced a Guest Tap, where they feature offerings from other brewers for customers to taste.  They are always experimenting with small batch beers as well, and if you stop the brewery, often times you can sample some pretty fancy small batch beers.

 

Off The Rail Brewing Co.

Address: 1351 Adanac St., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-563-5767 
Website: offtherailbrewing.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/Off-The-Rail-Brewing-Co 
Twitter: @OffTheRailBeer

Off The Rail Brewing Co.Credit: Off The Rail Brewing Co.

About Off The Rail Brewing Co.

I have always been a craft beer enthusiast. Well before great microbrews were available in Vancouver, I was on the road-less-travelled to Seattle and Portland in search of fine ales, stouts and lagers that I could not find at home.

Then, of course, there were the obligatory trips to London and Munich, where the beer steeped in tradition was truly a way of life, shared and enjoyed by all.

Years ago, the legendary Railway Club was my springboard to dive into the world of craft beer by supporting the new local breweries that were in their developing stages. Through the years, the Railway became known for having one of the best tap beer selections in the city and proudly and enthusiastically touted real beer.

After 25 years of being an advocate for other people’s beer, I woke up one day and realized I need to be brewing my own beer.

Since selling the Railway Club, I’ve spent the past five years acquiring hands-on knowledge of hop farming and have gained over three years of brewing experience. Today, I am excited to announce that Off The Rail Brewing will soon be open to the public. We are a small brewery with high standards and a passion for beer. For me, it really is all about the commitment to great taste.

 

Old Abbey Ales

Address: 1A 30321 Fraser Hwy., Abbotsford 
Phone number: N/A 
Website: oldabbeyales.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/oldabbeyales 
Twitter: @OldAbbeyAles

Old Abbey AlesCredit: Old Abbey Ales

About Old Abbey Ales

Craft: an activity involving skill in making things by hand. At Old Abbey Ales, our thing is beer, and our master brewer skillfully crafts every batch by hand, producing what we believe are some of the finest beers on the market. In staying true to our mission, all of our beers are bottle conditioned, thus creating natural carbonation and producing what we call real ale. Bottles available at select liquor stores. Up to 24 fresh beers on tap in the tasting room, come visit any day of the week, open 11am to 7pm. 

 

Old Yale Brewing Co.

Address: #4 – 7965 Venture Place, Chilliwack 
Phone number: 604-392-2011 
Website: oldyalebrewing.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/oldyalebrewing 
Twitter: @oldyalebrewing

Old Yale Brewing Co.Credit: Old Yale Brewing Co.

About Old Yale Brewing Co.

Our brewmaster Larry Caza – an ex-air force pilot – was stationed on the east coast of Canada in Goose Bay, NL, during the late 1980s. While there, pilots from all over would fly in, bringing with them beers from around the world. They were nothing like the light lagers that dominated North America at the time. The experience in Goose Bay inspired Larry to begin home brewing when he returned to his hometown of Chilliwack, BC.

It was a road trip down the coast to California that cemented Larry’s passion for craft beer. On a stopover in Chico, Calif., Larry visited Sierra Nevada’s brewpub. The incredible variety and creativity was a stark contrast to what was available at the time in Canada. Larry got back to Chilliwack and opened Old Yale Brewing.

Jump forward to present day, and Old Yale Brewing has become one of BC’s most respected breweries. To this day, we still hold on to what has always made us successful: handcrafted, great-tasting beer. Over the years, Old Yale brews have taken home numerous awards.

 

Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Address: 1950 Triumph St., Vancouver
Phone number: 604-558-3774 
Website: parallel49brewing.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/Parallel49Brewing 
Twitter: @Parallel49Beer

Parallel 49 Brewing CompanyCredit: Parallel 49 Brewing Company

About Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Three of Parallel 49’s founders grew up together in East Vancouver, less than 10 minutes from the spot where the brewery now stands. Mike, Nick and Anthony had been avid home brewers and craft beer enthusiasts for years before they finally decided to turn their shared passion into a full-time gig.

In 2008, the three friends quit their day jobs and opened a restaurant that quickly became known as a Mecca for craft beer enthusiasts in Vancouver. As the restaurant business thrived, the guys turned their attentions back to the enduring dream of opening their own brewery.

The guys decided that it was time to stop talking and start brewing. They teamed up with Graham With, a respected home brewer, and Michael Tod, a friend with a wealth of sales experience in the BC craft beer industry. The newly assembled Parallel 49 team set out to create the unique brand of Vancouver craft beer that they had been thirsting after for years.

 

Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse

Address: 403 East Hastings St., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-255-4301 
Website: patspub.ca 
Facebook: Facebook.com/PatsPubandBrewHouse 
Twitter: @PatsBrewHouse

Pat’s Pub & BrewhouseCredit: Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse

About Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse

Proudly serving all natural, preservative-free beer brewed onsite, plus a selection of local microbrews. Join us for great food, sports and tons of live music.

 

Postmark Brewing

Address: 55 Dunlevy Ave., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-699-1988 
Website: postmarkbrewing.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/postmarkbrewing 
Twitter: @Postmarkbrewing

Postmark BrewingCredit: Postmark Brewing

About Postmark Brewing

In the spring of 2013, three long-time friends with a passion for great beer dove head first into crafting their own quality-driven recipes – while having too much fun throughout the process. Postmark Brewing was born. With a work hard/play hard mentality, Postmark Brewing boasts a line up of sessionable craft beers that cater to the BC leisure and activity lifestyle.

 

Powell Street Craft Brewery

Address: 1357 Powell St., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-558-2537 
Website: powellbeer.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/PowellBeer 
Twitter: @PowellBeer

Powell Street Craft BreweryCredit: Powell Street Craft Brewery

About Powell Street Craft Brewery

Powell Street Craft Brewery is a microbrewery focused on producing high-quality, full-flavoured, handcrafted beers, using all natural and preferably local ingredients. Winner of Beer of the Year in Canada, 2013, for their Old Jalopy Pale Ale.

 

R&B Brewing Co.

Address: 54 East 4th Ave., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-874-2537 
Website: r-and-b.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/RBBrewing 
Twitter: @RandBBrewing

R&B Brewing Co.Credit: R&B Brewing Co.

About R&B Brewing Co.

What do we mean when we call ourselves “Vancouver’s local microbrewery?” I guess what we mean is that we’ve been brewing finely made, hand-crafted ales and lagers in the heart of East Vancouver’s historic Brewery Creek district since 1997, with a commitment to keeping things modest, independent and unique – some of the qualities we value and admire the most in our beautiful city.

R&B Brewing Co. has always been, and will always be, just about as independent of a microbrewery as you’ll come across. Founded in 1997 by longtime friends and co-workers Rick Dellow and Barry Benson, R&B Brewing Co. was set up to stand in opposition to what the beer world had become – big, non-descript, faceless and corporate. Combining over 60 years of brewing experience with some of the big guys, Rick and Barry sought to create deliciously handcrafted ales and lagers that would bear no resemblance to the world of big beer. Full-bodied and distinctly rich beer, using only the choicest malts, hops and yeast, would be the focus of the product, while the co-owners’ personalities would blend to create the marketing milieu – edgy, young, independent… definitely East Van.

 

Ravens Brewing Company

Address: 2485 Townline Rd., Abbotsford 
Phone number: 604-746-7209 
Website: ravensbrewing.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/ravensbrewing 
Twitter: @RavensBrewing

Ravens Brewing CompanyCredit: Ravens Brewing Company

About Ravens Brewing Company

Ravens Brewing Company is inspired by the agricultural roots surrounding the Abbotsford area. We will be brewing European and west coast beers, respecting the ingredients traditionally found in these great brews. Working with local growers and suppliers to craft great beers full of character and style, we look forward to welcoming you to our tasting room in the first quarter of 2015. We will be offering bottle sales and growler fills in the tasting room. Keep an eye out for our products in local liquor stores in the New Year.

 

Red Truck Beer Company

Address: 295 East 1st Ave., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-682-4733 
Website: redtruckbeer.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/RedTruckBeer 
Twitter: @RedTruckBeer

Red Truck Beer CompanyCredit: Red Truck Beer Company

About Red Truck Beer Company

From our humble beginnings in our old brewery in North Vancouver, Red Truck Beer Company has built a new brewery in the heart of what was once known as the Historical Brewery Creek, which is minutes from downtown Vancouver. The new brewery features the Red Truck Stop Diner and the Red Truck retail store, both opening April 2015. Come visit us, take a tour of our brewery and sample some of our award-winning beers.

Red Truck Brewery has been delivering quality, award-winning beers since 2005. When you visit your next pub or restaurant, be sure to ask for a delicious Red Truck Beer.

 

Ridge Brewing Co.

Address: 2 – 22826 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge 
Phone number: N/A 
Website: ridgebrewing.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/ridgebrewery 
Twitter: @RidgeBrewingCo

Ridge Brewing Co.Credit: Ridge Brewing Co.

About Ridge Brewing Co.

Opening in summer 2015 with a commitment to exceptional craft beer.

 

Russell Brewing Company

Address: #202 13018 80th Ave., Surrey 
Phone number: 604-599-1190 
Website: russellbeer.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/Russell.Brewing 
Twitter: @Russell_Beer

Russell Brewing CompanyCredit: Russell Brewing Company

About Russell Brewing Company

Located in Strawberry Hill, Surrey, Russell Brewing Company has been brewing premium craft beer since 1995, using the finest ingredients available. Our beer is 100 per cent natural and has no preservatives. We don't pasteurize, which means we don’t kill the taste – you drink our beer just the way it is brewed. Fanatical about beer, we believe that the passion and quality that goes into creating Russell beer comes through in the taste.

 

Sailor Hagar’s Brew Pub

Address: 86 Semisch Ave., North Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-984-3087 
Website: sailorhagarspub.com 
Facebook: N/A 
Twitter: @SailorHagarsPub

Sailor Hagar’s Brew PubCredit: Sailor Hagar’s Brew Pub

About Sailor Hagar’s Brew Pub

With a spectacular view of Vancouver Harbour and city, Sailor Hagar's features great food in a brewpub atmosphere, with 18 beers on tap – including six beers craft-brewed from our own original recipes.

 

Shaftebury Brewing Company

Address: Delta, BC 
Phone number: N/A 
Website: shaftebury.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/shaftebury  
Twitter:
N/A

Shaftebury Brewing CompanyCredit: Shaftebury Brewing Company

About Shaftebury Brewing Company

The Shaftebury Brewing Company is a BC craft brewery started in 1987 in Delta.

 

Stanley Park Brewery

Address: Vancouver 
Phone number: N/A 
Website: stanleyparkbrewery.ca 
Facebook: Facebook.com/stanleyparkbrewery 
Twitter: @StanleyParkBrew

Stanley Park BreweryCredit: Stanley Park Brewery

About Stanley Park Brewery

Like the stone guardians of the Lions Gate Bridge, the proud lion on our label symbolizes a powerful link. We bring together a commitment to the future and a passion for the time-honoured traditions of Frank Foubert, Belgian brewmaster of the original Stanley Park Brewing, which he founded in 1897.

As a sustainably focused brewery, we lead the way by optimizing both energy and water usage and by generating power with our own wind turbine, which stands next to our state-of-the-art, five-vessel brew house. Our ongoing passion is evident in the freshness and depth of flavour in each of our meticulously handcrafted beers. No effort has been spared to produce world-class beer styles for our customers.

 

Steamworks Brewing Company

Address: 3845 William St., Burnaby 
Phone number: 604-620-7250 
Website: steamworks.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/SteamworksBeer 
Twitter: @steamworksbeer

Steamworks Brewing CompanyCredit: Steamworks Brewing Company

About Steamworks Brewing Company

In 1995, when we first took hold of our historic Gastown brewpub location, we discovered that the building had a rare steam heat system, a remnant from forward thinkers of a century past.

Our brewmaster had only read of steam-powered brewing, but had never seen a functional steam brewery. These are very rare indeed. We ventured forth, experimented and created a one-of-a-kind, steam-generated brewery – the only one in Canada. To our pleasure, we found our test brews to be distinctively fresh and flavourful. For nearly 20 years, beer aficionados have been migrating to our Steamworks brewpub for a taste of these unconventional beers. 

Since 2013, with the advent of our brewery in Burnaby Heights, you can now take the brewpub experience home with you. Bottling, kegging and canning tallboys, we're still brewing with the power of steam.

Find us in your local BC liquor or private liquor store, and in your favourite local restaurants and pubs very soon!

 

Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

Address: 1319 Third Ave., New Westminster 
Phone number: 604-540-6495 
Website: steelandoak.ca 
Facebook: Facebook.com/steelandoak 
Twitter: @SteelAndOak

Steel & Oak Brewing Co.Credit: Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

About Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

Steel & Oak Brewing Co. embodies the modernness of today, while remaining dedicated to the craftsmanship of years long past. Materials of strength and durability, steel and oak; house, protect and nurture what we stand for most: exceptional tasting craft beer.

Using a mixture of North American, English and German brewing styles, techniques and ingredients, Steel & Oak explores new beer styles while constantly refining and perfecting the classics.

Always unfiltered, unpasteurized and made with the finest ingredients, Steel & Oak proudly returns the noble tradition of brewing quality beer to New Westminster.

 

Strange Fellows Brewing

Address: 1345 Clark Dr., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-767-2117 
Website: strangefellowsbrewing.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/strangefellowsbrewing 
Twitter: @Strange_Fellows

Strange Fellows BrewingCredit: Strange Fellows Brewing

About Strange Fellows Brewing

We are a brewery inspired by tradition, and creativity that goes beyond the ordinary to celebrate that which is strange.

 

Storm Brewing Ltd.

Address: 310 Commercial Dr., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-255-9119 
Website: stormbrewing.org 
Facebook: Facebook.com/StormBrewing 
Twitter: @StormBrewingVan

Storm Brewing Ltd.Credit: Storm Brewing Ltd.

About Storm Brewing Ltd.

Storm Brewing thundered onto the market in June 1995 with a brilliantly balanced ale called Red Sky Alt, which was reminiscent of the great German Alt Biers of the golden years of European brewing.

The instant success of Red Sky quickly established the reputation of brewmaster and owner James Walton. He is perceived as an innovator and as a stickler for quality by both the media and the trade. Recent expert evaluation rated Storm Brewing’s Hurricane I.P.A. among the best in Canada.

 

Surlie Brewing

Address: 23 – 2337 Townline Rd., Abbotsford 
Phone number: 604-744-2739 
Website: surliebrewing.ca 
Facebook: Facebook.com/surlie.brewing 
Twitter: @Surliebrewing

Surlie BrewingCredit: Surlie Brewing

About Surlie Brewing

Tim has been in the beverage industry for 25 years. For 14 of those years, he has been a master brewer at Mission Springs Brewing Company. He is a well-known and respected member of the Lower Mainland Brewing fraternity and is a supporter of Campaign for Real Ale of Vancouver. He is a frequent observer of the state of the brewing industry in both Washington State and Oregon. His passion is brewing and his destiny is to brew great beer.

 

White Rock Beach Beer Company

Address: 15181 Russell Ave., White Rock 
Phone number: 604-319-4378 
Website: whiterockbeachbeer.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/White-Rock-Beach-Beer-Company 
Twitter: @BeachBeerWR

White Rock Beach Beer CompanyCredit: White Rock Beach Beer Company

About White Rock Beach Beer Company

White Rock Beach Beer Company opened its doors in May 2014.  Brewing in uptown White Rock on a 1/2bbl system, the plan was to make a small number of 'traditional' beers with ever so slight variations as to make them unique, and then, with these on the taps, slowly build the business and the brand.  Well received in the area to date, expansion plans are now in the works for a bigger brewing system and lounge area.

 

Yaletown Brewing Company

Address: 1111 Mainland St., Vancouver 
Phone number: 604-681-2739 
Website: mjg.ca/yaletown 
Facebook: Facebook.com/YBC-Yaletown-Brewing-Company-Official-Page 
Twitter: @YTbrewing

Yaletown Brewing CompanyCredit: Yaletown Brewing Company

About Yaletown Brewing Company

The Yaletown Brewing Company is Vancouver’s original brewpub. Founded in 1994, just as the former warehouse district of Yaletown was beginning to emerge as a destination for businesses and residents, the YBC was built with the vision of being a true neighbourhood pub – a welcoming gathering place whether you arrived dressed in a suit or flip-flops.

During the intervening years, the neighbourhood has undergone tremendous change, but the brewing company has remained Yaletown’s premiere destination for superb beers, inspired menus and unpretentious good times.

The hard work of the brewmaster, head chef and staff has resulted in a whole wall full of awards for the Yaletown Brewing Company. It has been voted best brewpub in Canada on several occasions and holds a virtual lock on annual Readers’ Choice awards for Best in Vancouver. Despite the success, everyone at YBC still works diligently to challenge and surprise customers with seasonal beers, evolving menus and entertaining event nights. That’s why it’s the true neighbourhood pub in Vancouver’s most vibrant neighbourhood.

 

Yellow Dog Brewing Co.

Address: 1 – 2817 Murray St., Port Moody 
Phone number: 604-492-0191 
Website: yellowdogbeer.com 
Facebook: Facebook.com/YellowDogBeer 
Twitter: @YellowDogBeer

Yellow Dog Brewing Co.Credit: Yellow Dog Brewing Co.

About Yellow Dog Brewing Co.

Yellow Dog Brewing Co. is a family-run brewery focused on producing high-quality, locally crafted beer for everyone to enjoy.

 


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